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Bloodworks Research Institute

Saving Lives Through Research

Bloodworks Research Institute is a world leader in medical discoveries to improve patient care. Our 70 scientists perform leading-edge research. Our research program has been recognized worldwide for major advancements and contributions to extended blood storage, transfusion and transplantation medicine, and leadership in treatment for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

Our discoveries have redefined best practices and improved patient care. From the beginning, research has been an integral part of our mission.

Why Research?

Our commitment to patient care extends to pushing the boundaries of what is possible ever forward. Our investigators research real-world clinical problems to develop new treatments, new therapies, and new cures that help patients locally and around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Participate In Research

Healthy Volunteers Wanted for Blood Transfusion Research

The purpose of this study is to provide blood samples, units of platelets or units of whole blood for blood transfusion research performed at Bloodworks Northwest.  After storage and laboratory testing the blood will be discarded.

Both male and female healthy volunteers are eligible to participate.  Person must be at least 18 years old, in good health, satisfy the criteria to donate a blood product and have good veins for the blood draw procedure.

Compensation is available based on the type of collection performed; $50 for a blood sample or $100 for a unit of whole blood or up to $150 for a unit of platelets.

The research study will be conducted at:

Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 100

For more information, please contact:  Barb Osborne, RN at 206-689-6346

IRB #17538871.1

Healthy Volunteers Wanted for Research Study

Reversal of Aspirin Antiplatelet Therapy with Cold Stored Platelets

The purpose of this study is to observe the impact of different platelet storage methods (room temperature vs. refrigerated) on reversing the effects of aspirin after a transfusion. Over multiple study visits, volunteers will 1) donate platelets, 2) take aspirin, and 3) receive a transfusion of their platelets, with multiple blood sample draws throughout. This pattern will occur twice, to observe both platelet storage methods. Full participation involves 9 total study visits over several weeks. Compensation for full participation is $1,600.

Participants must be 18 – 59 years old, in good health, and have good veins for blood draw procedures. Other eligibility criteria apply; please contact if you are interested and/or want more information.

The research study will be conducted at:

Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue E, Suite 100

For more information, please contact:  

Morgan Bawcom-Randall

IRB #20202571

When you donate blood for research, you are contributing to scientific knowledge and medical breakthroughs that may help people with cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases in the future. Hospitals, research institutions and biopharma companies rely on these donations for their ongoing medical research.

Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.